Courage, exemplified It takes courage to go against the grain and to stand up for what is right. Mahalo to Sen. Karl Rhoads and Sen. Brian Taniguchi for voting “no” on SB 3269 SD 2, relating to academic tenure of faculty. These two bravely called out the elephant in the room rather than simply go […]
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Autonomy Revisited:Today’s Senate Has Strayed Off the Path Established 30 Years Ago As Hawaii’s legislative session reaches the halfway mark and bills cross over between the House and Senate, it’s a good time to reflect on what has been transpiring to date. In the heat of the day-to-day, rough-and-tumble battles that occur with the various […]
Your Faculty Voices Made All the DIfference A total of 227 pages of passionate and explicit written testimony was submitted on SB 3269, SD1, and all testifiers were in opposition to the proposed legislation. There was not even one written testimony that was submitted in support, including from past and present Board of Regent members […]
The Senate Committee on Ways and Means is holding a hearing on SB 3269 SD1, relating to academic tenure as a last-ditch effort to keep this bill on academic tenure alive during this legislative session. The hearing is scheduled for Friday, March 4, 2022 at 10:10 am. Need Your Urgent Support The Senate continues to […]
Joint Statement of the University of Hawai‘i (UH) and the University of Hawai‘i Professional Assembly (UHPA) on systemwide guidance for the promulgation of workload policies and workload assignments. February 22, 2022 As a result of a UHPA Class Grievance filed on April 30, 2019 challenging the process used to make revisions to a workload policy […]
At Thursday’s (2/17/2022) BOR meeting, the BOR voted to adopt the Report of the Senate Concurrent Resolution 201 (2021) Task Force and to disregard the findings and recommendations of the dissolved Tenure PIG (Permitted Interaction Group). By the BORʻs vote on Thursday, it sends a clear message to the Senate that the BOR doesnʻt support […]
Where Does He Get This From? Based on last weekʻs Senate HRE hearing on SB 3269, SD 1, UHPA performed its own due diligence in researching various statements and comments offered by Senator Kurt Fevella when he questioned testifiers by making the statement “I donʻt know what they was <sic> reading?” No, Taxpayers Don’t Pay […]
Re: SB 3269 SD 1 Where is Jan Sullivan’s Missing Testimony? While an NFL Superbowl LVI Champion was crowned, restaurants and florists inundated with reservations and deliveries on Valentines Day meet the challenge, and as the US moved up from 6th place to 3rd place on the 2022 Winter Olympic medal counts, there is still […]
The Facts of What Really Happened We went through the recording of the SB3269 hearing and pulled out important soundbites you need to know. In UHPA’s opinion, this was an example of collusion at its finest and the epitome of a rigged hearing. There was unanimous written opposition to the bill. Its sole support came […]
The Moment Has Arrived Today at 3pm, the Committee on Higher Education will be holding a public hearing and broadcasting it live via YouTube. Democracy Belongs to Those That Show Up One silver lining of COVID restrictions is that we can now all attend public hearings remotely. Use this opportunity to virtually show up. […]